‘The Predator’ Takes Box Office Crown With Unspectacular $24 Million Debut

The Predator was the #1 film at the box office, making $24 million domestically. Although that seems like a solid number, the picture’s budget is estimated at $88 million, and to date it’s generated just $54 million worldwide. Coming in second was The Nun with $18.2 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. The Predator – Unfortunately this film doesn’t look like a big money maker for 20th Century Fox. $24 million.
  2. The Nun – The latest film from The Conjuring universe does well with $18.2 million.
  3. A Simple Favor – First rate suspense thriller with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively debuts with a solid $16 million.
  4. White Boy RickMatthew McConaughey film debuts in just 2500 theaters (compared to The Predator’s 4,000) and makes $8.8 million.
  5. Crazy Rich Asians – Feature continues to over deliver with an $8.7 million weekend. Domestically, it’s made over $149 million!
  6. Peppermint Jennifer Garner revenge film takes in $6 million.
  7. The MegJason Statham shark movie is still swimming! $3.8 million
  8. SearchingJohn Cho headlined thriller takes in $3.2 million.
  9. Unbroken: Path to RedemptionUnbroken sequel makes $2.35 million in its first weekend.
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout Tom Cruise flick grabs $2.31 million for the final spot!

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Tiffany Haddish Has A Thanksgiving From Hell In ‘The Oath’ Trailer

Tiffany Haddish’s (Girls Trip) top notch storytelling skills and infectious charisma should make here everyone’s favorite dinner guest, but in The Oath that simply may not be the case!

Set during a family Thanksgiving dinner, the story centers on Chris (Ike Barinholtz who wrote and directed the flick), a 24-hour news junkie who is incensed when citizens are requested to a sign a loyalty oath to the President. Haddish co-stars as Chris’ levelheaded wife Kai who will try to keep the peace with the relatives during their family holiday.

Things don’t go as planned, as the aforementioned dinner turns into a divisive free-for-all that leads to a knife to the heart incident and Kai getting tased! John Cho, Nora Dunn, and Carrie Brownstein round out the cast of this political dark comedy. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!

The Oath hits theaters on October 12.

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John Cho Expands On Thriller Tropes With A ‘Searching’ Vocabulary

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In Searching, John Cho plays a father who, after his daughter has gone missing, searches her laptop for clues to her disappearance. As Cho pointed out, past thrillers would have a parent holding a picture of their child and asking questions of the neighbors at the local park. Searching, however, is a modern day thriller that realistically uses our expanding technology as the veritable means to an end.

“I don’t consider myself up to date necessarily on technology but watching that watching that opening sequence I realized that, oh my gosh, we’re there as a society,” said Cho. “We couldn’t have made this movie 10 years ago, because our collective vocabulary wasn’t completely there but I understood everything that they were doing and to that point there is a nostalgia that we have even for past devices that opening plays on.”

Click on the media bar to hear Cho talk about the creative genesis behind Searching:

Searching, co-starring Debra Messing, opens in select theaters August 24th and nationwide August 31st. 

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John Cho Goes “Searching” For Missing Daughter In Twisty New Trailer

John Cho, seen last year in the evocative and visually sumptuous film Columbus, may have another excellent film under his belt with Searching. The latest trailer suggests a twisty Hitchcockian thriller that also owes a debt to the found footage genre, and hopefully first time feature filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty brings us an effective, nail biting thriller.

The story centers on David Kim, a man who is desperately “searching” for his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La). Without one credible lead from the police after 37 hours, David takes matters into his own hands and scours his daughter’s laptop for answers.

Searching, which premiered at the Los Angeles Pacific Asian Film Festival earlier this year, hits theaters August 3. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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CinemAddicts Podcast Takes On ‘Detroit’ And ‘Logan Lucky’


LOGAN LUCKY

Steven Soderbergh went on a self-imposed hiatus from directing feature films (his last effort was 2013’s Side Effects), but now he’s back with the August 17 release Logan Lucky. The project once again features a collaboration with Channing Tatum (who starred in Side Effects and Magic Mike), and it features a return of the heist element featured in Soderbergh’s Ocean Eleven films. This time out,two brothers (Adam Driver,Tatum) who attempt to abscond with money from a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Riley Keough, who delivered a standout performance in last year’s American Honey, and a scene stealing Daniel Craig co-star.

Coming out August 4 is Columbus, an indie film that centers on a Korean American named Jin (John Cho) who travels to Columbus, Indiana after his architecture scholar father slips into a coma. Haley Lu Richardson gives her finest performance to date as the youth who strikes up a friendship with Jin. Reminiscent of such walking and talking films like Before Sunrise and Lost in Translation, Columbus is a filled with beautiful visual compositions from up and coming filmmaker Kogonada and excellent work from the two leads.

Also covered on the latest episode of CinemAddicts is Detroit and the recent Blu-ray release Black Butterfly. Take a listen below for our August movie preview!!

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